Rajesh Kumar, Soni Kumari, V. N. Singh
Abstract: The effect of aqueous leaf extract of Aegle marmelos on epididymal sperm count, seminal pH, sperm motility, sperm mortality and abnormality of spermatozoa in male Swiss albino mice were studied. Mice were treated with 0.1ml of aqueous leaf extract daily up to 30 days and killed after 10, 20 and 30 days of exposure. Mice after 30 days treatment showed highly significant decrease in sperm count, seminal pH and sperm motility (P<0.001), while, highly significantly increase in sperm mortality and their abnormality (P<0.001) were observed compared to control groups of mice. These observations suggest that the aqueous leaf extract of Aegle marmelos cause antifertility effects among male mice.
Keywords: Sperm count, Sperm Motility, Sperm Mortality, Seminal pH, Sperm Abnormality